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  1. I do not trust 23andMe enough to want to fork over the money to see the results of my genealogy because I do not trust they're methodology and their history of finagling with the data.
    All I know is that I am at least half Slavic (Polish and Ukrainian) from my father's side and English, French, German and Amer-Indian from my mom's side.

  2. Our sir name alone speaks volumes about who we are considering that people mate within there own culture for the most part. I believe we have hidden radar that points us to people that we share genes with. People who break this natural law lack this trait.

  3. BitBotBeast:  Glad you have gotten into genetic DNA testing and genealogy.  Have you uploaded your 23andMe results to https://www.gedmatch.com/? The UL is FREE, and you can compare your results to the autosomal DNA (atDNA) results from people who have tested at other companies. FYI: There are several different ethnicity algorithms that you can use at GEDmatch.  

    Second, consider joining the very active DNA Newbie discussion group, https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DNA-NEWBIE/info

    Third, you can also UL your 23andMe results to Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) for FREE, which will allow you to fish for more previously unknown relatives in another DNA pond. https://www.familytreedna.com/autosomal-transfer

    Fourth, once you transfer your 23andMe results to FTDNA, then you can take a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) test, and trace your DIRECT maternal line, i.e., your mother's, mother's, mother's heritage going back tens of thousands of years, and, there will be a map that will show you WHERE you maternal ancestors have migrated from.  Which is actually more valuable information than ETHNICITY, because the later is NOT written in stone.

    Why? This is because every new group that moves to another region, commingles their atDNA with the 'indigenous' population.

    Last, if your father is alive, then he can take a yDNA test, and you can discover the migrational patterns of your father's DIRECT male ancestors going back thousands of years, as well.

    If you have any questions, pleas feel free to PM me.

  4. Wasn't there a controversy recently around these tests? That apparently those performing the test were putting African ancestry into the results of people who were of predominantly European ancestry in order to counteract racism?

  5. You look slightly Slavic to me with your eyes, that came from Genghis Khan's invasions and the fact that every person in Eastern Europe has at least some Mongoloid blood in them which is a good thing cuz look how beautiful your eyes are if you really are Slavic if not your eyes are still beautiful in facts of the most beautiful eyes I've ever laid my eyes upon

  6. Note that British & and Irish may in fact be Scandinavian since both were heavily settled by Norse. Central and Northern England had the Danelaw while Ireland had strong Norse settlement (mostly originating from the Hebridean Islands including the Isle of Man). So this may indicate a mix Celt/Norse ancestry. Sardinian doesn't actually mean Sardinia. Sardinia was settled and/or conqueror by numerous people over the centuries, so it's really "undefined". In addition, don't forget that Dublin was founded by the Norse. Your results are similar to mine except I got 100% European. Note, 23&Me was sued over its results and methods. I found the their results fairly inaccurate on both the Health and Ancestry portion. The best results, based on already known research, came from Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). I also liked GPS Origins too.

  7. I definitely suggest that anyone doing the DNA test do a family tree first (if you aren't familiar with your family history beyond a couple generations. Using something like Ancestry.com makes it incredibly easy, as it does most of the work for you. Once you do that it will give you a better idea on how to interpret the results.

    Honestly, if you are white and do not know when any ancestors came to the US, then you are going to be mainly from the British Isles.

    Also, the 0.1% of East Asian is common for 23andMe for white individuals. No one seems to know why, but it is specific to their work. If you go onto 23andMe's own message boards it is something that seems to be discussed fairly often.

    Where did you land with Neantherthal variants? My guess is going to be that it was somewhat high.

    There really isn't any reliable way to separate German from French, or the British Isles into their separate pieces. Both are just too similar and were not distinct enough for a long enough time. They do seem to be able to discern British from German, or at least they could in my case.

  8. Actually it says 5% Scandinavian, which is average for most English people, and you do look very English. You wouldn't look out of place in Lincolnshire, which incidentally was heavily settled by Scandinavians, the Scandinavian percentage in that county is 11%.

  9. Get the RAW data from your 23 and me and goto GEDmatch and upload it and they can break it down fantastic for free. even tell you the dominate city that your main DNA comes from. Good Luck!!!

  10. Put your raw data on gedmatch! It's free. And the British and Irish DNA is referring to Scottish and Irish DNA if I'm not mistaken. (Through the ages they mixed more than the English and Scottish from my understanding) I think there is also a 'british' only which is primarily English.

  11. For your french and german ancestors, they might be from Asalce, east of France region that was alternatively german and french, and that is now french, but the population looks fairly german. It's a mix.

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